The results come from the ITIC 2017 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability survey1, which polled 750 organizations worldwide between April and May of 2017. The survey findings also concluded the following:
- IBM z Systems Enterprise mainframe class systems, had zero percent incidents of more than four hours of per server/per annum downtime of any hardware platform. Specifically, IBM z Systems mainframe class servers exhibit true mainframe fault tolerance experiencing just 0.96 minutes of minutes of unplanned per server, per annual downtime. That equates to 8 seconds per month or “blink and you miss it,” or 2 seconds of unplanned weekly downtime. This is an improvement over the 1.12 minutes of per server/per annum downtime the z Systems servers recorded in ITIC’s 2016 – 2017 Reliability poll nine months ago.
- IBM Power Systems has the least amount of unplanned downtime, with 2.5 minutes per server/per year of any mainstream Linux server platforms.
- IBM and the Linux operating system distributions were either first or second in every reliability category, including virtualization and security.
To learn more about the IBM z Systems visit http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/.To learn more about IBM Power Systems visit www.ibm.com/power.
1 – For more information on the ‘ITIC 2017 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability survey’ visit https://ibm.biz/Bdi9hU.